Race and society
Our librarians selected these resources to illuminate history.
Recommend reading and more
Black firstsJessie Carney Smith
Driving the Green BookAlvin Hall
His name is George FloydRobert Samuels
Long past summerNoué Kirwan
The Black Panther PartyDavid F. Walker
Therapy isn’t just for white peopleKiara Imani
Wash day diariesJamila Rowser
We refuse to forgetCaleb Gayle
Recommend reading for children & teens
An American StoryKwame Alexander
Because of You, John LewisAndrea Pinkney
Black Boy JoyKwame Mbalia
Freedom! The Story of the Black Panther PartyJetta Martin
Henry’s Freedom BoxEllen Levine
Inheritance: A Visual PoemElizabeth Acevedo
R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of SoulCarole Weatherford
Roll of Thunder, Hear My CryMildred D. Taylor
The Beautiful Struggle: A MemoirTa-Nehisi Coates
You Truly AssumedLaila Sabreen
Artists and museums
- Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
- It was established by an Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans.
- Spotlight on Latinx Illustrators
- Learn more about a collection of Latinx creators and how they connect with readers through their work.
- SHAREE MILLER — ARTIST HIGHLIGHT
- St. Thomas-bred, Jersey City-based Sharee Miller is a graduate of Pratt Institute and the author and illustrator of Princess Hair and Don't Touch My Hair.
Activities and crafts
- online Lotería
- Lotería is a traditional game of chance, similar to bingo, but using images on a deck of cards instead of numbered ping pong balls.
- Alebrijes coloring sheets
- Learn about and color fantastical Alebrijes (whimsical creatures or spirit animals) and animals native to Mexico.
- Axolotl mask and coloring sheets
- Learn more about these cute critters with a fun activity and facts sheet.
Explore local organizations that seek to support and empower Southern Oregon’s communities of color.